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CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
do a novel about george washington. we just did a dvd called rediscovering god in america which includes a section on washington. and i'm very intrigued with the extraordinary job that mount vernon has done in blding a remarkable education center, which i encourage everyone who comes to washington to go see. i would be very tempted someday to write aovel aut washington personally. i think washington's life is so amazing. he is such a personal odyssey in the development of freedom and he's so little understood, but it would be very daunting because washington is maybe the most complex american. i'd be pretty intimidated right now to try to explain his mind and explain how he operated. >> host: we have about 5 minutes left in our first hour of three with author, writer newt gingrich and also former speaker of the house and historian. we're spending three hours talking about his 14 books over his ceer so far. the next telephone call is from jacksonville, florida. you're on the air. >> caller: hello and thank you r c-span and congratulations to brian lamb on his presidential medal o
CBS
Aug 29, 2009 7:30pm EDT
reward with our race to the top fund. america will not succeed in the 21st century unless we do a un better job of educating our sons and daughters. >> as children across the nation return to their classrooms this week, one fact is clear. education is vital for america. and it needs reform. so says the u.s. president. the centerpiece of the obama reform is a $5 billion cash surge. it will be used to overhaul america's underperforming schools. the $5 billion will not flow automatically to the u.s.'s 50 states. they must compete head-to-head, and justify whatever money they get. >> this competition will not be based on politics, or ideology, or the preferences of a particular interest group. instead, it will be based a simple principle. whether a state is ready to do what works. >> question: president obama has an education reform package. does it foster competition between the states? or facilitate federal control over education? pat buchanan. >> it will do both. i mean the states will compete for the federal money expect that will give the federal government a whip hand here. but joh
FOX News
Aug 29, 2009 2:00am EDT
about what is america trance forming to? oligarh-huh? what's missing? show the chalkboard from earlier this week. oh, that's the word that's missing. hang on just a second. so what we were missing yesterday was czars! so the liberal blogs -- who is smart? who said that progressives just wouldn't get it? what they taught us now is that you can't spell oligarch without the czars. thank you. thank you so much. i appreciate it. you liberal bloggers, you need to stick around because i think you will be able to help america learn some more things. come on. follow me. hello, america. boy, what a week it has been. the president, he said a couple of things. he said you want to understand what i'm going to do and what my policies are, you got to look to the people around me. ok. we have done that all week. he said he was going to fundamentally transform america. oh, he's doing that. since january 20, he has been racing full steam ahead towards the transformation of america. but what is it we're transforming >> into? this week, i have to tell you, i have felt fear in this country for a lo
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
majesty above the fruited plains america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ >> so appropriate to have the prayer from father coughlan, roman catholic faith was central to the life of senator kennedy, even when he strayed or sometimes crashed off the straight and narrow life, he always came back to the church. that's his son, patrick, you see in the foreground, standing at the hearse, the body of his father. >> thank you very much for attending. eternal rest granted unto him, oh, lord, and let perpetual life shine upon him. may he rest in peace. may his soul and outlet souls of the faithfully departed to the mercy of god rest in peace. ame amen. >> senator bobby byrd talking with lawrence schribe in the background. there was no detailed program for this part of the motorcade. so, we'll ask you to bear with us. we don't know quite what to expect next. i think that might have been the concluon of what they wanted to do here, give an opportunity to the senate staffers to come out. pat leahy, senate of
WHUT
Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
the gop. the book is called the last best hope restoring conservatism and america's promise. i am pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> sorry you had to bring me. >> i enjoy hearing the stories about the ball girl last time here. (laughter) >> rose: how are you different today? >> you know, i think -- i think i know now in 2009 what i didn't know in 1995. >> rose: i hope so. >> and ironically, i'm counselling my liberal democratic friends, saying just relax. you know, i thought 1995 when we conservatives took over congress, we owned the world. that we could pass whatever we wanted to pass through the house. the senate would confirm it. it would go to the white house, be signed and it would be law. and what i found out was james madison was a pretty smart guy. we darted further right than america was ready to go. and you had moderate republicans and democrats in the senate. it sort of chiseled off the edges of that agenda. the same thing's happening now. and democrats have gone too far left. they spent too much money. they're moving faster than the middle of american
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
that if you want to have a dialogue with america with over 300 million americans you have to pick a handful of big ideas, talk about them and leslie and gradually over time you'll build an effect in a residence and the country it will learn and have a genuine dialogue. >> host: san diego, you are on thair, i like to talk about how the american enterprise institute that mr. gingrich is associated with is highlighted in the book frequently. i would like to address some key aspects that have not been brought up. a first of all, mr. gingrich i it was at a presentation and was unable to ask a questiobecause of the democratic moderator there wouldn't call in may because i had a challenge richard perle the day before about agenda associated with that you. the project with a new american century which has been disbanded only in name only and you are a propagandist of these people. you can't look yourself up in that wall is a book about the power of low lobby called the israel lobby and u.s. foreign policy. there is a media blackout in america. 60 minutes and c is refusing to do a segment on
PBS
Aug 29, 2009 4:30am EDT
to an end. the extraordinary good that he did lives on. to his family he was a guardian. to america, the defender of a dream. >> after the assassinations, he became the family patriarchç ad eventual become an american political icon. for nearly five decades in the senate, kennedy was the leading voice of his party's liberal wing. at the 1980 convention speech, it was a kennedy classic. >> for all of those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the hobe still lives and the dream shall never die. -- the hope still lives and the dream shall never die. ♪ >> love him or hate him, and there are still some ted kennedy haters out there, it is safe to say that washington will not be the same without him. he died this week at the age of 77 at his home in massachusetts. he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in may of 2008. we knew and he knew that there was no cure, only delaying action. >> there will be again a new generation of americans and i hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> despite his condition, the kennedy made an appearance at barack obama's convention in denv
ABC
Aug 29, 2009 8:00am EDT
. >>> good morning, america. it is saturday, august 29th. good morning, kate. >> good morning, bill. we're here at the jfk presidential library in boston. senator ted kennedy lies in repose behind me in this building. we're told family members at this hour are getting ready at their hotel to come here. a senate delegation will come here, as well. they will all pay their last respects. and we'll have coverage of the senator's journey to his final resting place. we'll talk to one of his nephews about his legacy. and some of his former staffers, like supreme court justice stephen breyer, who said working for ted kennedy was like a family. we know you have more, bill? >> we do. >>> we have more on that shocking story. jaycee lee dugard, held for 18 years. we're learning details of her ordeal, including reports that the neighbors voiced some concerns three years ago. but investigators never made it past the front porch. >>> and also, another story out of california. everything must go. that is, if it's government property. the state is in such dire financial straits they're having a mass
WETA
Aug 28, 2009 11:30pm EDT
america promise. am pleased to have him back at th table. lcome. >> sry you had to bring m >> i eny hearing the stories abt the ball girl lastime here. (laughter) >> rose: hoare you differentoday? >> you kno ihink -- i think i know now in 2009 what i did't know in 1995. >rose: i hope so. >> and ironically,'m counselling my liberal democratic friends, sayi just relax. you know, i tought 1995 wh we conservatives took over congrs, we owned the world. that we could pass whever we wanted pass through the house. he senate would confirm it. it would go to t white ouse, be signed ad it would be law and what iound out was james madion was a pretty smart guy. we darted further right than amera was ready to go. and you had moderate republicans and democra in the senate. it sort of cseled off the edges of tha agenda. the same thing'sappening now. and demrats have gone t far left. they ent too much money. they're movingaster than the middle omerican litical thought is ready to go. and they' learning the same lesson. >> re: are they doing that because it is their ideaologicallace or are they doin
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
followed him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. our teddy, changed america. >> his personal life revolved around family. he embraced the role of patriarch. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father. we gained 130 uncle teddy. >> teddy has become a part of history. we have become the ones who have to deal with all of the things he would have done. >> larger-than-life figure in family and politics. he is inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps. following the ceremony, his body will be taken to arlington national cemetery where he will be very very close to his brothers. nbc news. >> you can much's funeral live right here on wbal-tv 11 at 10:00 this morning. at 5:30 in the afternoon, we will carry his burial plot. and meet the press will be a special tribute to him and the family dynasty on sunday morning. ♪ >> our other big story is a tropical stanley that we have been falling. >> heavy rains have been moving through the area overnight. >> john collins has been calling its a flat tire. >> dann
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
remember the man they called teddy. >> ♪ god bless america >> it was a celebration of life that mirrored the life that he led, music, laughter, family. >> he taught by example and with love. he showed us how to keep going, to love each other, no matter how mad we got, and keep working for what we believe in. his niece and nephew, children of his brother killed by assassins, spoke of him as a father. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father, and we gained one through uncle teddy. we needed someone to hang onto, and teddy was always there. >> fellow senators spoke of him as a friend. am i was privileged to serve there, but i think most of my colleagues would agree the police will not be the same without him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. and are teddy changed america. >> the three hours of intensely personal memories followed two days of public viewing by kennedy's other family. in estimated 50,000 people filed past the flag draped coffin, sharing gratitude and hope. >> he was an inspiration to so many
ABC
Aug 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. it is august 29th. saturday morning. and a who's who of american politics is descending on boston. th's where kate snow is this morning. good morning, kate. >> good morning, bill. senator ted kennedy lies in pose. a senate delegation will arrive shortly to the library where we are to pay their last respects. we'll have journey to his final resting place. we'll talk to one of his nephews about carrying on his legacy. and we'll talk to some of his former staffers, including supreme court justice steven breyer. and he'll talk about how he inspired them to greatness. i know you have more to come in new york, bill. >> we do, kate. >>> we have the latest on that shocking story out of california. jaycee dugard, kidnapped in california. held for 18 years. we're learning new details, including just how close the authorities came to finding jaycee, when neighbors had their suspicions. >>> and a different story in northern california. everything must go, if it's government property, that is. the state is in such dire financial straits, they're hav
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 1:00pm EDT
family is inextricably tied to the fabric of america. as teddy realized as he was writing his memoir. and perhaps not inheriting the seat that may not come to pass. in this generation. but look at all those little faces. they have lives yet to be written. >> the freckle-faced children that we remember through the many generations. and today's generation on display. >> military pall bearers, leaving the vehicle now. to paraphrase one of his favorite poetry selections that we heard repeated during the mass, ted kennedy has miles to go before he arrives at his final resting place later today. his body will now be taken to hanscomb air force base in boston and flown to andrews air force base. they'll drive by capitol hill, and they'll stop and be greeted by members of senator kennedy's staff. as you may know, among many things senator kennedy was known for compiling absolutely the best and brightest staff on capitol hill. it grew in size as his power grew. and it has launched so many other famous careers. a current supreme court justice, stephen brier, just one of them. they're going to
FOX News
Aug 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
çç this infighting making america less safe? >> jaycee dugard was found alive -- excuse me -- wasç found lyig in antioch.c@ laura: every parent's nightmare, a kidnapped child. caution,çç you are about to er the no spin zone. ççhi, everyone. i am laura ingraham, reporting tonight for bill o'reilly. now, right to our top story tonight. is the mainstream mediaç trying to use violent it's a critic? some say that is the motivation for -- is the mainstream media trying to silence a critic? >>ç how can theç obama plan cr 50 million patients without any new doctors? it cannot. it will hurt our seniors and medicare as we know it, ration care, ça limited life-çsaving madison -- ration care, limit edicine. laura: abc says that the spot departed and position on a controversial issue,çç which violates its longstanding policy -- says the spot takes a position on controversial issues which violates its longstanding policy. ççalso, some straight talk frm democrats, admitting it is too tough to take on some special interests in the health-care bill, like the trial lawyers.
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 3:00pm EDT
vote for a senator if you were an ordinary citizen. so, the struggle foremocracy in america is ongoing. i think theresa is onto something very important. i'm not sure ralph nader is necessarily the best witness for the prosecution, precisely because he did such a brilliant and important job of holding regulatory agencies to account. when he was the g who was a national figure, fighting for those issues. and now that he is -- made himself a presidential candidate he has become unfortunately very in effect tulle in the most important work he has done. t, the -- absolutely, absolutely we need more democracy in america and won't get it until there is serious popular will for that. >> if youook closely at the 1968 election, george wallace got 13.5% of the vote, it was i a good thing for democracy. >> this is an excellent question and when i look ba, third parties in america, most frequently in our century, have been basically formed by southerners, hoping to hold the balance of power in the electoral college co they could basically broker who the president wouldet to be and were nev
CBS
Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
very brief prayer from the house chaplain, and then everyone joined together in sing "america the beautiful." from here, the family will get back in the motorcade, and the hearse will make its way to arlington national cemetary for a sunset burial. >> glor: as nancy mentioned oa hill in arlington national cemetary near the graves of his edkete nnbrlldwiy te kennedy will be laid to rest this evening. wyatt andrews reports on how that spot was chosen. wyatt. >> reporter: jeff, good evening. it has long been ted kennedy's dream to join his brothers jack and bobby here at arlington national cemetary. but the story of how this political family came here to this military cemetery is one that began by accident. the kennedys' appreciation for arlington started when president john kennedy decided to take a random sunday drive. it was march of 1963, eight months before his assassination. >> it was a late day, a late winter day. >> reporter: according to journalist and author robert pool kennedy happened to sdrif to the cemetery and then decided to walk this hill. >> he walked to about where
NBC
Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
dodd. >> and john fitzgerald kennedy inspired america. robert kennedy challenged america. our teddy changed america. >> kennedy crossed the aisle to work with republicans, like his friend john mccain. >> a fight not joined was a fight not enjoyed. >> a video portrait of ted kennedy as the captain of the family's sailboat. >> ceylon, my friend. sail on. >> teddy has become a part of history. we have to do all the things he would have done for us, for each other, and for our country. ♪ >> tomorrow, the senator will be eulogized by president obama to whom kennedy said he was passing the torch. and at arlington national cemetery, kennedy will be buried next to his brothers. >> and of course you could what senator kennedy's funeral live right here on wbal at 10:00 tomorrow morning. at 5:30, nbc news will carry his burial live. his life, legacy, and the family dynasty is sunday morning at 10:00. a disturbing discovery inside a county home. 21 dogs found living in deplorable conditions on seabreeze drive in orchard beach. we have more with where the dogs were taken. >> animal control has
FOX News
Aug 29, 2009 1:00am EDT
ç this infighting making america less safe? >> jaycee dugard was found alive -- excuse me -- wasç found lyig in antioch.c@ laura: every parent's nightmare, a kidnapped child. caution,çç you are about to er the no spin zone. ççhi, everyone. i am laura ingraham, reporting tonight for bill o'reilly. now, right to our top story tonight. is the mainstream mediaç trying to use violent it's a critic? some say that is the motivation for -- is the mainstream media trying to silence a critic? >>ç how can theç obama plan cr 50 million patients without any new doctors? it cannot. it will hurt our seniors and medicare as we know it, ration care, ça limited life-çsaving madison -- ration care, limit edicine. laura: abc says that the spot departed and position on a controversial issue,çç which violates its longstanding policy -- says the spot takes a position on controversial issues which violates its longstanding policy. ççalso, some straight talk frm democrats, admitting it is too tough to take on some special interests in the health-care bill, like the trial lawyers.
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 2:00am EDT
america look at one another. how blacks look at whites, how gays looked straight, house traits lookit days. -- house streets look at today's -- how straights look at gays. and how we look at ourselves. when you were with him, you had to measure yourself against him. it always requires you to be larger than you were inclined to be. his death was not unlike his life. as we all know. overcoming pain and loss with a sense of dignity and pride that is amazing. he met his death in the same grave, generous terms that he lived his life. they could've been thinking about your father when he wrote, the will the fis fear when duty throws the gauntlet down the fate, when scorn compromises with death. this is heroism. your father was a historic figure. he was a heroic figure beyond that. i will remember and celebrate his life every single time i see a young, adolescent kids coping rather than cowering about having to make a decision about his sexuality. i will celebrate your father ever single time i see my granddaughter stand up to those boys and smack something over the second baseman's head. i
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 10:00am EDT
which is the history of the kgb in america. i don't think he fabricat the homo book you should be careful because in the same way i was careful whether or not i.f. stone hitchhiked to massachusetts so you do have some files that say he had conversations with some when he may or may not have known was the kgb agent. you can say that with confidence that there may be these documents which may say yes, we do not know that because we cannot say them so let's assume that they do. what do we know? 1936 i.f. stone had conversations with somebody who was a reporter working for the soviet wire service in america. he may or may not have known was a kgb agent and may or may not have been friendly or helpful. in 1936 he was a enthusiastic fellow traveler and very enthusiastic of the american communist party and premise supportive of tough soviet union in so far was the only country that supplied arms to the anish republic. also he was terrified of the threat of fascism. in 1937 i.f. stone of became his name because he was terrified fascism might come to america and his family was targeted. he
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 9:00am EDT
forward to that. america is preparing to say good-bye to one of its most beloved political leaders. senator edward kennedy will be laid to rest in arlington national cemetery today. we have live team coverage with derrick ward at arlington national cemetery. right now his body is lying i n repose at thejfk y.librar but first michelle franzen in boston where senator kennedy's funeral will take place in less than an hour. >> family and members of congress are meeting here, the library a short time away. we want to show you a live picture. ted kennedy's wife, now widow, vicki kennedy is greeting some of the delegates there today from the house and the senate. they will make their way up to the church in a short time and file int the church. the boistrous senator from massachusetts and the youngest of nine in the kennedy family certainly had a special connection to this basilica. a place where he came when his daughter cara was getting treated for cancer and then returned when he was diagnosed for cancer. now once again he returns. three daes of public service to mourn ted kennedy's de
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
worst run insurance companies in america. they predict he merged them they were poorly run and turn them into the biggest efficient. he is a doctor. he created the biggest insurance company in america for his shareholders. his stock went from nothing to being a very valuable. if you are a shareholder, you probably thought he got a lot of that out of nothing. he turned into an $80 billion company. it is nice to have shareholders who are mutual fund owners investing in united healthcare. he had a lot of stock in 1992. on paper, you can never defend anybody making a billion doctor -- dollars. it is very large, very comprehensive, and its shareholders were rewarded. it is like the government paid it. there are two sides to the story. . he created a massive company. he was in it very early. again, i'm not trying to defend him. certainly the taxpayers never paid united health care $1 billion. they are the single biggest contractor for medicare. they make on average about a 3.5% profit on their part d plan which is drugs and plan which is drugs and probably a 4% margin on their medicare advanta
FOX News
Aug 29, 2009 12:00am EDT
lightweight hp mini netbook with windows and america's largest and most-reliable 3g network built in. only 199.99 with mobile broadband plans from 39.99 i am-- speechless, envious. wanna be me right now. getting one. >> what ever is [unintelligible] everyone has come to have to pitch in. >> here is no surprise, rush limbaugh did not like what the congresswoman had to say. >> represented to betsy markey told a gathering of constituents that some people will have to give it a chance to fix the system. >> no one is one to suffer any benefit cuts. but here are the democrats running around. there have to be. folks, medicaid and. he is also a doctor. >> people are going to revolt of that what happens. >> they have the votes. he can do it. he does not have to listen to you. why should they really care if they really felt passionate about this bill. >> let's see if they really do have the votes. and we have to u.s. senators that will vote against this bill. it is up to you to make sure that your other senator also votes against it. there are others that are concerned about voting for this, especia
WETA
Aug 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
of one of the wealthy men in america at the time, where did this concern for others me from? >> to whom much is given, much is expected. he joined th senate and hi brother ha just promised a civil rights bil he did n see it through. he was there. ted kennedy ce along at the time that t civil rights movement was at its heig. he was the to see this civi rights legislation moved through,n my opinion, into law. he was a fiter for civil rights than an he remained all the wayhrough. one thingeople do not rember, it was the behind-the- scenes kenny who was really interested in the people. for emple, during the vietnam wawhen they were talking about bringing home -- gettingut of vietnaat the end there was a closed-door briefing and the geral was talkg about how thewere going todo this eaking in tes of uni that woulbe moved between theipeline to gethem out othere. nnedy said, it a minute, general, we are not talking out units or pipelines. we're talking about people. that was the kennedy siature. e really saw the peopleehind the numbers. >>in 1968 he was somewhat ambivalentf the war. after
CNBC
Aug 28, 2009 8:00pm EDT
of america's greatest industries and job creators. if we leave it alone and don't stifle it with a government takeover, health care will help us get a big prosperity boom in the next five to 10 years and longer. that's my take. i want to turn it over to my great friend, mary thompson, on "cnbc reports." mary, you're talking about the great recovery. >> we have a great show ahead, larry. thank you so much. "cnbc reports" starts right now. >> tonight on "cnbc reports." the bulls take a break and the bears win the day but there are several big names that have been down in the dumbs making a comeback now. on that list, aig. look at this chart. up 275% in a month. what's making this stock jump? fannie, freddie, bank of america, citigroup also making moves. in depth on the widely held stocks on the st. if almost everyone else owns them, shouldn't you? what we will learn from the kua kuants. >> i'm in for my colleague, dennis kneale. even with a friday fade, the positive news from retailers and bad news on bank those in critical condition topping 400, the death of massachusetts senator te
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2009 9:00am EDT
afraid to die. for a school boy sitting in examination for columbus setting out to discover america. for the famine of whole provinces or for the soul of a dead lover, thankfulness because my father did not die of pneumonia, for the settlement of a strike. for a son of a baron woman. for captain so-and-so wunder and prisoner of war. while the lions record in the nearby amphitheater, at the beach on done kirk. by an old monk on the 50th anniversary of his vows,fer tif bishop in a prison camp. gorgeously for the canonization of joan of arc. one could film reasons why men have done this and not tell hundreds part of them. best of all week by week and month by month on 100,000 success sieve sundays, faithfully, unfailingly across the parishes, the pastors have done just this. to make the holy common people of god. >> they do it again this morning. for ted kennedy. the last brother. we are at the top of the hour. it is 9:00 a.m. on the east coast. in 90 minutes, senator ted kennedy's funeral will begin. let's go to the church where that service will be conducted and speak with two of his
WETA
Aug 28, 2009 9:00pm EDT
the last 12 yeara numb of people visiting america's ergency rooms has ared. yet re's what's surprising: the mber of low-income people going to e.r.s has n increased. the increase has come almo entirely amongiddle-class people and many ofhem have insurance. >> whose insurance do u have? >> blue cros do you have your card with you? >> yeah. >> so why do thego to the e.r.? why aren't ty seeing their own doctor? many people thinthat they know what's wrong with e health care system in thicountry. millions of ople are uninsure and sure, that part of the probm. but that's not the wle problem. the whole problem is bigr than that. >> i am on top here. any problem up there? any problem in the back? there arjust not enough resources outhere for, not on your uninsured patients, but also your insured tients. insud patients have a problem also because tir doctors, when they call their office andays, "i need see... we can't see you for three weeks." "well, wt am i going to do for three wes?" >> open your mouth health care costs keep goi up, up and uand up. t the access seems to be goi do,
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 12:00pm EDT
clearly. say it is exactly the policy latin america pursued in the 1970's, the one part of the world that did not have a major crisis after oil prices rose. and evidently peopl studied what they did and they got excited about that finance as a way to get out of the problem of rising oil prices. but they forgot that latin america ran into problems and they had a debt crisis in the beginning of the 19 eighties that led to the lost decade in latin america. that is one reason for is that the asian sufficiency the second reason is related to e crisis that the world faced one decade ago with the global financial -- financial crisis of set 97/98 the reason they split was handled was a disaster countries lost economic sovereignty, the imf push them into pro cyclical policy is that converted a downturn in to recession and a recession into a depression. if you want to get a feeling of how badly things can be mismanage, unemployment in the central island in indofesia got up at 40% so we have a way to go to reach those achievements. the consequence of this bad management with the global financia
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
for liberal causes. his legacy, public service and his concern for america's least powerful. as he said so many years ago, the work goes on, the cause endures, and the dream will never die. that's all for this edition of "headliners and legend," i'm lester holt. thank you for watching. >>> the kennedy brothers, they stirred their rival's blood. richard nixon put it this way, when you beat a kennedy, you beat the best. the trouble was, nobody did following the death of senator edward kennedy, here is the hardball political story how these extraordinary brothers sought the american presidency. >>> let the word go forth from this time -- >> he made this the best generation. >> let us offer new hope. >>> in the 1950s, politics meant men in flannel suits, adlai stevenson, richard nixon. they were dull, stodgy and sexless. in 1966, someone new appeared on the political radar. the democratic convention in chicago that summer, a young politician battled the old guard for the vice presidential nomination. in the process, catapulted himself on to the national stage. his name was jack kennedy
CNN
Aug 29, 2009 2:00pm EDT
robert bork's nomination to the supreme court in 1987. >> in robert bork's america there is no room at the inn for blacks and no place in the constitution for women and in our america there should be no seat on the supreme court for robert bork. >> reporter: for many it is fitting that kennedy became an early supporter of barack obama, the first black president. reaching out to all the groups he championed in the past to carry his civil rights legacy to the future. the hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> reporter: tom foreman, cnn, washington. >>> among those who have studied, admired, really looked into and delved into the kennedy legacy and ted kennedy as well, roger wilkins. he's a journalist. he's a lawyer, social activist, author of the 1982 autobiography "a man's life" and the publisher of the naacp magazine "the crisis." good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> this is an incredible day because it is a day we have heard so many who have admired ted kennedy talk about the mourning. at the same time it's the celebration of his life. give me your impressions of all that has
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 9:00am EDT
. >> they followed him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. our teddy, changed america. >> his personal life revolved around family. he embraced the role of patriarch. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father. we gained 130 uncle teddy. -- one through an uncle teddy. >> teddy has become a part ofwe have become the ones who have he would have done. >> larger-than-life figure in family and politics. he is inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps. once again live here. a lot of people are beginning to arrive. we are expecting president obama later this morning will give the eulogy after the funeral services ted kennedy's body will be taken to arlington cemetery were he will be buried near his brothers and jack and robert. in boston, now back to you. >> you can watch his funeral live right here. at 5:30 in the afternoon, we will carry is very alive. there will be a special tribute to him on meet the press. that is tomorrow. it is following 11 news at 10. >>a disturbing discovery at a home. horrible co
FOX News
Aug 29, 2009 7:00pm EDT
hand, i guess i'm not surprised. ted kennedy was a senator for america. he picked up obsolete as brother robert scotland, and the things he stood for or national and international. the things he fought for have to do with people all across this country and people in other lands. so now, i'm not really terribly surprised by it, other than the fact that it gets pretty hot and humid for those of us from cape cod when we go to washington in august. >> chris: that's why some of us go to your part of the world, or at least martha's vineyard in the summer to get away from it. paul sheehan, we want to thank you so much for your thoughts today on this special sad but very special day as well. and very much. what is happening right now, quite frankly we cannot see the procession because we don't have cameras every step of the way. but i can give you a little geography lesson. it's heading down constitution avenue along the national mall, means it will go past that hasn't already the washington monument, there you can see, past the washington monument, pass the new world war ii memorial, pa
WETA
Aug 28, 2009 8:30pm EDT
the wealthas men in america at th time, where did this concern for othercome from? >> to whom much i given, much is expected. he joined e senat and s brother d just promised a civil rights bl. he didot see it through. he was there. ted kennedyame along at the time thathe civil rights movement was at its heht. he was tre to see this cil- rights legislation moved throug in my opinion, into law. he was a ghter for civil rights than d he remained all the way through. one thing people do not member, it was the behind-the- scenes keedy who was really interested in the people. forxample, during the vietnam r when they were talking abo bringing hom -- getti out of vietm at the end. there was a closed-door briefing and theeneral was taing about how ty were going do thispeaking in rms of uts that wod be moved between t pipeline to t them outf there. kennedy saidwait a minut general, we are not talki about units or pipelines. we're talking about people that was the kennedy gnature. he really saw the people behind th numbers. >> in 1968 he was somewhat ambivale of the war. after 1968 h was very
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 1:00pm EDT
-- the things you need to be middle class in america are not products you buy in wal-mart. they are health care and education. now, some sense of security. and americans j don't have that. in fact, i think because health care and education are so darn expensive people often go out and buy a hundred dollar a piece of something to make up for the fact they can't afford that $8,000 or $12,000 family health insurance. [applauding] >> i think this is -- i think this is going to be the final question of the evening. and tn after that we are going to besigning books. yeah. right. yeah. roger is telling me to hold it up in case he did not see it. signing books here. yeah. okay. you'll find as. there are a number of questions here. echidna to leave it on is the n is the global dimensions of the crisis. and you know, to what degree is a global agenda part of any proposed solution? the broad policies, across the world in terms of the world bank, the wto, the imf, and how much role. how much is that going to play in the solution of this? >> you know, i always say we have to fight thi on all gun
FOX News
Aug 28, 2009 10:00pm EDT
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ABC
Aug 29, 2009 12:05am EDT
, america, and have a great weekend. >>> hi, i'm jimmy kimmel and i'm a little concerned at the moment. my uncle frank has gone missing and we have no idea where he is. the last time we saw him he was on his way to subway to get lunch. and then -- [ phone rings ] excuse me. hello? >> hi, jim. it's uncle frank. i'm fine. >> where are you? >> i'm relaxing on a tropical island. >> but uncle frank, how can you afford to go to a tropical island? >> i won $100,000 jackpot playing scrabble at subway. i got my winning -- my winning -- my woman -- >> your winning game -- hello, uncle frank? >> i got my winning game right off my cup when i ordered my delicious lunch of a subway melt, chips, apples and a drink. >> your yes, jim, you can. >> i heard that scrabble at subway is back right now. can't you also win vacation, hybrid cars, vip concert experiences, free food and much, much more? >> yes, jim, you can. >> and with such great odds of winning and $64 million in prizes, i guess anyone can win. even you, uncle frank. so when are you coming back? >> never, jim. i'm never coming back. i'm going to li
FOX News
Aug 29, 2009 2:00pm EDT
. on the east coast. eleven o'clock in the westment welcome to america's news headquarters covering all of the day's headlines. i'm trace gallagher live in new york. . >> i'm martha mccallum live at our lady of perpetual health basilica in massachusetts as we cover the funeral of edward kennedy. a plane carrying the nartsenatos casket expected to land at andrews air force base. you're looking at constitution avenue, along the procession route and the skies are much sunnier than in massachusetts. earlier today, we watched as hundreds of friends, family, colleagues, packed into basilica behind me and they honored and celebrated the life of the senator who passed away at age 77 this week after a long battle with brain canc cancer. senator kennedy served 47 years in the u.s. senate, making what many say is a profound impact on u.s. life. president obama delivered the eulogy today at senator kennedy's funeral, let's take a listen. >> while he was seen by fiercest critics as a partisan lightning rod, that's not prism through which ted kennedy saw the world, nor was it the prism through wh
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2009 8:00am EDT
people said jfk inspired america. bobby challenged america. teddy changed america. one of ted kennedy's good friends, mike barnicle, had this to subway the senator earlier this week. and i love this. i want to read it. he carried his cross through all of the decades. carried it with honor and nobility. he heard every slur, each slander. lost only his quest for the oval office and emerged from defeat with a deeper knowledge of who he was and what he was meant to be. a life lived in the united states senate and negotiate, deal, and fight for laws that simply changed how we live. now the house fight is seen a place once filled with high hopes. and even higher ambitions is quiet. last night's dusk arrived with a brutally truth. this man who came through the fire of life, scarred but hole, is silent forever. while the fog of memory, seven decades deep, becomes legend on the summer limb. let's go to our lady of perpetual help basilica the man that wrote those beautiful words, mike barnicle is with us. next to him, a man not so eloquent, a man incapable of stringing together a couple of words,
CNN
Aug 29, 2009 1:00pm EDT
expect the people who are on that -- on those steps to sing "god bless america," which is very odd, the last time we remember "god bless america" being sung there was after 9/11. so that's going to be a scene that will no doubt be quite emotional. and the family members we expect to get out of the vehicles and to senator's staff to say thank you one last time. but this was his home and it is their lance chaft last chance t good-bye to him. >> our live coverage will continue. we will talk to paul begala. we will get the insider's look what it was like inside the halls. be right back in a moment. racheting up slowly ) ( whooshing, riders cheering ) this is my verizon small business specialist, tom. now, i know the catering business but when i walked in here i wasn't sure what i needed. i'm not sure what i need. tom showed me how to use mifi to get my whole team working online, on location. i was like, "woah". woah ! only verizon wireless has small business specialists in every store to help you do business better. you're like my secret ingredient. come in today and connect up to five
WHUT
Aug 28, 2009 8:30pm EDT
was running for the nomination thinking, is america ready for this, and will there be a backlash? so are we seeing a backlash? >> well, let me just say that alooalot of these comments haven emanating around the whole healthcare issue, and there have been some -- >> that had nothing to do with it, and by the way, i hate to say this, but you kind of expect it from the likes of glenn beck, but you don't expect it from a woman. >> no, no, women can be racist. i mean, i don't think -- i think gender has nothing to do with it. what i'm saying is that this issue has been filled with, you know, town meetings that have hateful comments coming from pretty organized groups. you had antiabortion people yelling at one town hall meeting. what were they doing over there? >> one at a time or nobody gets hurt. >> i listen to you. >> what it does is to reduce discourse to the fringe part of every healthcare argument. to they're going to kill old people, they're going to do that, as opposed to discussing what if we just left healthcare alone the way it is, what do you think the con consequences woul? >
CBS
Aug 29, 2009 8:00am EDT
to rest. edward m. kennedy, the youngest son of america's most famous political dynasty, is celebrated in a funeral mass today and buried beside his beloved brothers. we'll have all that and plenty more early this saturday morning, august 29th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> and hi everyone. welcome to "the early show" on a saturday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us today. >> as you can see bit pictures it is dark on the east coast. danny playing havoc with the east coast. fires to the west. we'll talk about that coming up. also two major stories to discuss here this morning. >> we do. first is senator kennedy. there was concern about how danny could impact funeral plans, burial plans for the senator. you. >> coverage at 10:00. harry smith will be in the chair at that time. the burial of kennedy today, the headline church in boston the site of today's mass an emotional and historic day. >> he'll be laid to rest with his brothers jack and bobby. jaycee dugard the country transfixed with the story of a young woman who was kidnapped at t
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2009 10:00pm EDT
parents collectively left america a lot more than this great library, a lot more than landmark legislation and a lot more than leadership, they left us you. as maybe your pop would say, because of you, the dream still lives. thank you for the honor of allowing me to be with you. >>> our final speaker is senator kennedy's loving niece. i've had the privilege of introducing her to this stage many times and i'm pleased to do it now. the president of the kennedy library foundation, caroline kennedy. >>> thank you, mr. vice president and all the speakers tonight of the gift of teddy you have given to all of us. thank you, vicki, for loving him with all your heart for so many years and bringing him so much happiness. and to cara, teddy, patrick, kik, caroline for making him so proud, bringing him so much joy, and to jean, i know you lost your soulmate because you and teddy lived your entire lives your life and all your nieces and nephews are here to help you as best we can. welcome to this library teddy built and brought to life with his spirit and dedication to public service. as ma
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 5:00am EDT
america. robert kennedy challenged our america. our teddy changed america. [applause] >> kennedy crossed the aisle to work with republicans like his friend john mccain. >> we knew that a fight not joined is a fight not enjoy it. >> a video by ken burns portrayed ted kennedy as the captain of the family syllabled. >> -- family sailboat. >> teddy has become a part of history. we have become the ones who have to do all the things he would have done. for us, each other, and our country. >> tomorrow at his funeral, the senator will be eulogized by president obama, to whom kennedy said he was passing the torch. then at arlington national cemetery, said kennedy will be buried next to his brother. wbal tv 11 news. >> you can watch senator ted kennedy's funeral live right here on wbal tv 11 news tv 11 at 10:00 this morning. at 5:30 this afternoon, nbc news will show his burial live. there will be a tribute to the senator along with the family dynasty on sunday morning following 11 news. >> a disturbing discovery at a home. 21 dogs were found living in horrible conditions in orchard beach.
CNN
Aug 29, 2009 12:00am EDT
you, we will restore the strength of america. sock it to 'em! sock it to 'em! >> richard milhous nixon will be the next president of the united states. >> we have a new president. he has shown that he's an extremely hard and industrious worker. this morning he indicated that he wasn't going to use the oval room. my mother read that in the paper and she called me up, and she said teddy, i see where the president isn't going to use the oval room. she said i think someone ought to use it. we're looking into that. >> in 1969, we had a republican president. and it seemed important that we begin to have a loyal opposition. and to the extent that i could be a part of the leadership in the senate, it seemed to be both an important opportunity as well as responsibility. and one that i couldn't let go by. >> a new congress opened for business today in washington. in opening day produced an important victory for kennedy of massachusetts. democratic colleagues chose edward kennedy as assistant majority leader in the senate. >> this opening day of the 91st congress bill most likely be remembered as
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